‘The Desiring Garden’ in Hanoi

‘The Desiring Garden’ in Hanoi

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The Desiring Garden

Opening: Fri 29 Mar, 6.30 pm
Artist’s Talk: Fri 12 Apr, 7 pm
Exhibition: 30 Mar – 30 Apr 2013
Manzi Art Space

From the organizer:

manzi art space presents the photography exhibition ‘The Desiring Garden’ showing a series of fascinating works by Jamie Maxtone-Graham, an American photographer based in Hanoi.

Produced within intensely urban Hanoi, Vietnam, the images in The Desiring Garden are the record of a place that exists between the projected and the perceived.

“The images in The Desiring Garden prey on the Western perception of the exotic; a Rousseau-like play on an environment – here, the urban center of Hanoi – in which certain indigenous species of plants, some items of human utility and sources of nourishment are presented together in some arrangement alongside people with an uncertain relationship to these objects”

The physical view of the people inhabiting the frame, observed within these embellished environments, is that of an outsider; of one who looks upon the scene – but not in – and, in turn, is unnoticed.’

The Desiring Garden-Jamie Maxtone-Graham

Jamie Maxtone-Graham

Jamie Maxtone-Graham has a professional background of more than 20 years in commercial and narrative cinematography in New York and Los Angeles.  He became a Fulbright Fellow in 2007 when he moved to Hanoi where he currently lives.

His still photography has exhibited in London, Netherlands, Bangkok, France and Hanoi and has been published online at burn Magazine, Trans Asia Photography Review, Photography And Culture, tiny vices, Cultural Hall and other print and online publications.

manzi’s art programme is supported by Hanoi Grapevine – our communications partner

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Manzi Art Space
14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi

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